The Middle East and North Africa: Publications

Policy Brief

Digital stability: How technology can empower future generations in the Middle East

by Manuel Langendorf - 24th March, 2020

Europeans must help construct the region’s digital infrastructure, to prevent China from popularising its internet governance model there.

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Demonstration effects: How the Hirak protest movement is reshaping Algerian politics

by Amel Boubekeur - 27th February, 2020

The Hirak protest movement has revealed flaws in Algeria’s ruling system, which lacks the tools to reinvent itself

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Policy Brief

A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council

by Cinzia Bianco - 25th February, 2020

Europeans can shift the balance of power in the Gulf in their favour by approaching the Gulf through flexible new frameworks

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Policy Brief

War and pieces: Political divides in southern Yemen

by Raiman al-Hamdani and Helen Lackner - 22nd January, 2020

The European Union should continue to support development and state-building in Yemen and develop platforms on which southerners can achieve self-determination

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Web Special

Mapping European leverage in the MENA region

by René Wildangel, Tarek Megerisi, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Anthony Dworkin, Ellie Geranmayeh, Hugh Lovatt - 12th December, 2019

Turmoil in the Middle East and north Africa directly affects Europeans. Yet their influence in the region has never been weaker. This project maps Europe’s role across the Middle East and north Africa, making the case that Europeans can do more to leverage their influence in pursuit of core interests

Policy Brief

Sacred struggles: How Islam shapes politics in Mali

by Andrew Lebovich - 01st November, 2019

Religious issues and leadership play an increasingly important role in Mali, but international actors are ill-equipped to understand and analyse this.

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Beyond good and evil: Why Europe should bring ISIS foreign fighters home

by Anthony Dworkin - 25th October, 2019

EU member states have failed to come up with a coherent policy on how to handle the hundreds of their citizens having travelled to join ISIS in Syria.

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Policy Brief

China’s great game in the Middle East

by Camille Lons (project editor), Jonathan Fulton, Degang Sun, Naser Al-Tamimi - 21st October, 2019

Europeans should monitor China’s influence on regional stability and political dynamics, especially in relation to surveillance technology and arms sales

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Web Special

Differentiation Tracker

by Hugh Lovatt - 01st October, 2019

ECFR’s Differentiation Tracker provides a snapshot of third state relations with Israel – and the extent to which these contain a clearly defined territorial definition that explicitly excludes Israeli settlements constructed on occupied territory in line with UNSCR 2334.

Policy Brief

Libya’s global civil war

by Tarek Megerisi - 26th June, 2019



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